Next year will apparently see a resurgence in Marvel’s X-Men related titles, as Iceman, Jean Grey, and Weapon X have already been announced as the new ongoing series spinning out of the ResurrXion event. Now, Generation X is coming back as well!
Generation X was essentially the X-Men‘s junior varsity team during the ’90s, as Jubilee, M, Husk, Synch, Skin, and a handful of other teenage mutants were mentored by Banshee and the White Queen. Many of the Generation X kids went on to join the X-Men as full-fledged members, but the book hasn’t been published since 2001. There have been a few series that have followed the newer mutants that followed Generation X, and if the first teaser image is any indication, they’re all gonna appear in this book!
The modern vampire Jubilee (don’t ask) and the classic Generation X team are near the top of the image, but they’re also joined by the original New Mutants (Marvel’s first junior X-Men), the New X-Men team, Generation Hope, and a handful of characters from Jason Aaron’s Wolverine and the X-Men.
What does it all mean? Well, assuming that the Terrigen clouds are still poisoning mutants after Inhumans vs. X-Men, Generation X could be what the younger mutants are collectively called…and they may be the last generation of mutants on Earth. That said, ResurrXion implies “Resurrection,” so we may be introduced to a group of brand new team of mutant characters who will pick up the mantle from the previous groups.
On the other hand, we like the idea that this book could give a spotlight to underused characters in the X-Men franchise like Hope Summers, Quentin Quire, and others who haven’t appeared much in the last few years. But so far, we don’t know anything about the new Generation X book aside from its projected release date in Spring 2017.
Are you excited to see who is on the new Generation X team? Which creators do you want to see on the book? Let us know in the comment section below!
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